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12 April 2017
New report reveals far-reaching impact of leading research facility
New report reveals far-reaching impact of leading research facility

From providing a top-class research facility to training the next generation of scientists and engineers, the UK’s world-leading neutron and muon beam source ISIS has had a far-reaching impact on the economy of the UK and worldwide since it first became operational more than 30 years ago.

10 April 2017
Chilbolton Observatory celebrates 50 years of searching the skies
Chilbolton Observatory celebrates 50 years of searching the skies

One of the world's most advanced weather radar research facilities, which is based in the UK, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

10 April 2017
The Cockcroft Institute celebrates three major milestones
The Cockcroft Institute celebrates three major milestones

The Cockcroft Institute is celebrating partnership, funding and new laboratories and office space as it relocates to its new building at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory, within the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus in Cheshire.

30 March 2017
Call for new members on STFC's committees and panels
Call for new members on STFC's committees and panels

A number of vacancies have arisen for outstanding individuals to become members of STFC's committees and panels.

30 March 2017
New STFC council members appointed
New STFC council members appointed

The Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, has appointed Professor Karen Holford (Cardiff University) and Professor Tony Ryan (University of Sheffield) as new members of the Council of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). They will serve with effect from 1 March 2017 until 31 March 2018.

28 March 2017
Just like Wolverine, humans need metal to maintain strong bones
Just like Wolverine, humans need metal to maintain strong bones

Newly published research has provided fresh insight  into how bones grow and develop, and how the traces of metal found in bones  play a vital part in this process.

27 March 2017
Latest STFC Impact report demonstrates the contribution science innovation makes to the UK economy and society
Latest STFC Impact report demonstrates the contribution science innovation makes to the UK economy and society

STFC has today published their impact report for the 2015/2016 financial year, demonstrating the impact their investments have made on the UK economy, on policy and for society.

16 March 2017
CERN experiment discovers not one, but five new particles
CERN experiment discovers not one, but five new particles

A new group of particles which have long been hiding in plain sight have finally been discovered thanks to the incredibly sensitive LHCb experiment at CERN.

16 March 2017
No stone left unturned to solve 12,000-year-old medical mystery
No stone left unturned to solve 12,000-year-old medical mystery

A mystery surrounding three stone-like objects found within the pelvic region of a 12,000-year-old human skeleton has been solved thanks to the analytical capability of the UK’s neutron beam research facility

10 March 2017
UK apprentices assist in "recycling" a hospital MRI scanner to study the stuff of stars at CERN
UK apprentices assist in "recycling" a hospital MRI scanner to study the stuff of stars at CERN

After spending 15 years scanning patients at an Australian hospital, an unwanted MRI machine has been recycled and given a new lease of life at the world’s biggest science experiment as a scanner of the material that makes up exploding stars.

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